Like over-training, over-dieting is taking a helpful habit a bit too far, for a bit too long, which can place your mind, body, and lifestyle under chronic stress.
The best way to avoid and recover, from over-dieting is to bend the rules of the diet a bit so you avoid the long-term build-up of stress. Unfortunately, toxic diet culture often discourages such practices because you’re breaking dogmatic rule.
But that’s okay. No one ever achieved the results they wanted by indefinitely sticking to a super-restrictive diet. Everyone who has a successful and healthy diet bends the rules in some way from time to time.
Here are the five signs to look out for, to know if you should be a little more lenient with your dietary habits.
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